#critlib and hiring practices

"Dangerous situation for the cockatoo"
From Our domestic animals, their habits, intelligence and usefulness / by Gos de Voogt (1907)

46th chat, November 24 2015: #critlib and hiring practices

Moderated by @PoorCharlotte and @EamonTewell

Storify by @hsifnihplod

Anonymous posting: Talking about hiring and your place of work can be a sensitive subject. Chat participants who would like to post responses anonymously are welcome to send a DM (direct message) to @EamonTewell before or during the chat. Eamon will then share during the chat without revealing sources. (More info about how to send a DM.)

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Discussion questions:

  • Q1. In what ways have you been a part of hiring processes? #critlib
  • Q2. How do hiring practices in libraries perpetuate existing systems of inequality? #critlib
  • Q3. How could hiring practices in libraries take biases into account? #critlib
  • Q4. What actions can we take to change discriminatory and oppressive hiring practices? #critlib
  • Q5. What might a #critlib hiring process look like?